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Ano ang Republic Act 1425?

Ang Republic Act 1425, o ang tinatawag na Rizal Law, ay ang batas na nagdidikta sa lahat ng mga
paaralan sa buong Pilipinas na magbigay ng mga asignatura at kurso tungkol sa buhay at mga
gawa ni Jose Rizal. Ang buong titulo ng batas na ito ay An Act to Include in the Curricula of All
Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities Courses On the Life, Works and Writings of
Jose Rizal, Particularly His Novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Authorizing the Printing
and Distribution Thereof, and for Other Purposes.

Kailan ito inaprubahan?


Inaprubahan ito noong Hunyo 12, 1596 at inilatha sa Official Gazette, Vol. 52, No. 6, p. 2971
noong Hunyo 1956.

Sino ang may-akda nito?


Si Senator Claro M. Recto ang pangunahing manunulat ng bill na ito.

Mga importanteng punto sa Republic Act 1425:

WHEREAS, today, more than any other period of our history, there is a need for a re-dedication
to the ideals of freedom and nationalism for which our heroes lived and died;

WHEREAS, it is meet that in honoring them, particularly the national hero and patriot, Jose Rizal,
we remember with special fondness and devotion their lives and works that have shaped
the national character;

WHEREAS, the life, works and writing of Jose Rizal, particularly his novels Noli Me Tangere and
El Filibusterismo, are a constant and inspiring source of patriotism with which the minds of
the youth, especially during their formative and decisive years in school, should be suffused;

WHEREAS, all educational institutions are under the supervision of, and subject to regulation by
the State, and all schools are enjoined to develop moral character, personal discipline, civic
conscience and to teach the duties of citizenship; Now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Courses on the life, works and writings of Jose Rizal, particularly his novel Noli Me
Tangere and El Filibusterismo, shall be included in the curricula of all schools, colleges and
universities, public or private: Provided, That in the collegiate courses, the original or
unexpurgated editions of the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo or their English
translation shall be used as basic texts.